Gone But Not Forgotten
- Oct 13, 2005
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Isn't it possible that it wasn't mentioned prior to the late 1600s because that was the dark ages and this is a picture of a huge erect penis?tilly50 said:Somehow I find it difficult to but into the idea that the giant is a Royalist gibe against Cromwell.
To begin with the outline is crude (I don't mean in the "porn" sense!) the design is simplistic, there are examples of turf cut figures that are much more sophisticated in style that are earlier than the civil war period.
Also, if it is depicting Cromwell, why has the animal skin/cloak that leads to it being unambiguously a figure of hercules been allowed to disappear?
I would have thought that if the figure was one that derided the much hated Cromwell it would have been scoured with much more vigour and accuracy once the monarchy was re-established and maybe it would have become a centre for an annual ceremony marking the event. If the Boscabel Oak has become so entrenched in our civil war folklore, why not the Cerne Abbas giant?